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To make a decision, one gets the advantages and the downfalls, and concludes by estimating the factors of each alternative. One's decision of whether to conform to society's demands or submit to private impulses is difficult, particularly under strenuous conditions. Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter is a deep romance where the characters must make such a choice. A reconciliation of both forces isn't apparently feasible. Reliance of self absorbs Hester Prynne, while denial of self engrosses her spouse in the offense of adultery, Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale. The functions of Hester's daughter, Pearl, and her estranged husband, Roger Chillingworth, as individual beings are less evident than that of the effect on Hester and Dimmesdale's perspectives supporting society. Every part in the story must determine the importance of their own feelings against that of maintaining the criteria of their Puritan society. Hester Prynne exists within an abysmal Puritan city with "a people amongst whom religion and law are ] virtually identical" (ch 2). It is evident, nevertheless, that Hester is a single - not a product of the town. Even when condemned to wear an A on her bosom for her crime, Hester creates a lavishly bold scarlet letter, serving as real evidence of the predominance her internal will has more adapting to the Puritanical ideals. Although her punishment causes her shame and suffering it doesn't seem to bring her to any clear state of repentance, as she continues to live boldly in her sin and not concede to pressures. It is only in the presence of the Puritan society that the weight of sin brings down her. Its making her an outcast divides her duty to it ; she is a totally free-...